Linda Dobell


The late British actress/choreographer began her career in her teens, performing in the original Rocky Horror Show. Onstage she was seen with many major companies, including Theatre Royal Stratford East, the National Theatre, the Young Vic, and the Royal Court Theatre. She made her Royal Opera debut in 1993 with The Magic Flute, returning for Eugene Onegin and Richard Jones’s production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Other productions with Jones included The Queen of Spades (Welsh National Opera, Oslo, Brussels, Houston), Lulu and From Morning to Midnight (English National Opera), Wozzeck (WNO, Berlin), Hansel and Gretel (WNO, Metropolitan Opera, Munich), Macbeth and Falstaff (Glyndebourne), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company), and Tales from the Vienna Woods (National Theatre). Among other major choreography credits were Alice in Wonderland (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Così fan tutte, Peter Grimes, and The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera).

Previously at Lyric: The Queen of Spades (2010|20); Hansel and Gretel (2012|13, 2001|02).

Last updated: February 14, 2020